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Overweight’ airhostess gets her job back with pride

The 44-year-old Nipa Dhar was dismissed from her job by the Indian Airlines in 2001 for being overweight, without referring her for medical treatment or giving her alternative work like ground duty.

She offered to take a ground job instead of flying, but later that year, she was sent a termination notice. Dhar’s counselor, Madhumita Roy, submitted before the court that her client’s weight had increased after taking medicines prescribed by an airline doctor for altitude phobia.

The Calcutta High Court today ordered the Indian Airlines, now Air India, to take back an air hostess.

Will this decision be enough for all the air hostesses?

Will airline companies dare to take the decision like this again?

Shrusti Jain

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